• Save Melbourne City Child Care Centre
    As parents of pre-school kids at the Melbourne City Childcare Centre on A'Beckett Street, we are upset and angry about the hastily announced proposal from Melbourne City Council to shut the centre in four weeks. We have been given an unreasonably short consultation period of two weeks and are feeling rushed and stressed by the sudden announcement. We want the decision reversed because it is going to be bad for our kids, bad for our families and bad for the early childhood educators and carers who work at the centre. Our kids need to stay with their friends and educators and carers they trust. The educators and carers need their jobs. Our families need accessible care near our work for our kids. Melbourne City Childcare Centre provides a safe, fun and professional service to our pre-school kids. This centre offers a unique 'family' like environment. Our MCCC community is irreplaceable and the value cannot be seen in budgets and bottom lines. Our response to this proposal is a reflection of the respect and support that we have for one another. As parents, we worry about moving our kids from their established friendships and relationships at the centre. We also worry about the confusion and stress caused by finding and settling in to new childcares. As working families it is important that we have access to childcare near our workplaces, we know that finding other good quality centres for our kids in such a short timeframe will be incredibly difficult and stressful. We ask that you sign this petition to call on Melbourne City Council to keep our childcare centre open. - Parents of Melbourne City Childcare Centre, A'Beckett Street
    510 of 600 Signatures
    Created by Eleanor Kennedy
  • The federal government needs to take action on domestic Violence
    Announcing the federal budget, Treasurer Scott Morrison stated that "keeping Australians safe" was one of five commitments prioritised by the Turnbull government. They demonstrated this by an increase in funding to tighten visa processing scrutiny, increase security at airports, and assist police and crime agencies to fight crime and terrorism. A WOMAN DIES EVERY WEEK AT THE HANDS OF HER CURRENT OR EX PARTNER. How can this government possibly say they are committed to keeping Australians safe when they have so heinously overlooked those so vulnerable, in such desperate need. This is not a responsible government, they do not prioritise and care for the needs of their people. Sign this petition to send a message to Canberra that the Australian people aren't okay with this and we won't tolerate it.
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    Created by Alana Egan
  • Close the super gap
    Women are more likely to be in insecure and casual work, therefore earning less super over their working life. They often don't reach the $450 super threshold to receive contributions, and women also receive 50% less super upon retirement. It is also a startling fact that 70% of single women upon retirement become homeless due to this Super gap.
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    Created by Erin Klose
  • Stand Up for All Workers - Dump Maltzahn
    For decades Kathleen Maltzahn has spearheaded anti-sex work activism, including the founding of Project Respect - a group that lobbies to extend police powers over sex workers, widely condemned by unions and workers. Maltzahn will again contest the 2018 state election to be held in November this year, despite failed campaigns in 2010 and 2014. Her platform includes implementation of regressive laws that would expose sex workers to police raids and violate their safety at work. Maltzahn’s radical policy agenda is championed by the far right within the Victorian Liberal party and supported by the Australian Christian Lobby. Maltzahn stands completely at odds with member-endorsed Greens policy, which has long called for an end to the criminalisation of consensual adult sex work - a policy endorsed by the United Nations, Amnesty International, the World Health Organisation and workers rights groups across the world. Recently Maltzahn was asked whether, if elected, she would vote with the Liberals on this issue. She refused to answer. When Maltzahn was asked by the ABC what she would do if this came before her in parliament, she stated, “I would vote with my conscience which would put me in conflict with my party.” The same conservative groups that support her stance on this are calling to scrap transgender rights, ditch the Safe Schools program, ban sex education in schools and gut funding for LGBTIQ health programs. How can we trust Maltzahn to stand up for the issues we all care about if she holds the balance of power in state parliament?
    253 of 300 Signatures
    Created by Mitzi McKenzie-King
  • Stand Up For Super! Pay super on every dollar earned & get super working for women
    The Australian Services Union is campaigning to Get Super Working For Women, following recent research which shows that the current superannuation system is failing women. Women are retiring into poverty, with only, on average, half as much superannuation as men.
    2,143 of 3,000 Signatures
    Created by Australian Services Union
  • Stop Gender Based Violence
    Australian Unions call on the Australian Government and Minister Kelly O'Dwyer to actively support the development of, and ratify once adopted, the new ILO Convention aimed at preventing violence and harassment in the world at work, including sexual harassment. We need to send a message that we won’t tolerate workplace gender violence: Not here, not anywhere. Sign the petition
    1,707 of 2,000 Signatures
    Created by Australian Unions Picture
  • We Will Not Be Silent - End Sexual Violence
    The Australian Human Rights Commission’s 'Change the Course' report found that in 2015/16 51% of students surveyed reported that they had been sexually harassed at University and 9% of students surveyed reported that they had been sexually assaulted at University. The report also found that Women Students, Queer Students, Trans Students, Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander Students, Students of Colour and Students with Disabilities are more likely to be sexually harassed or assaulted than any other student. But perhaps the most alarming figures to emerge from this report is that 68% of students who had experienced sexual harassment at university and 40% of students who had been sexually assaulted on campus DID NOT report the incident to the university because they didn't think it would be considered serious enough. "I didn't think they would believe me. I thought they would think I made it all up" - (Student, 21) Universities have no reason for inaction. Students will not be silent - It’s time to end sexual violence
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    Created by NUS Women Picture
  • SEND THE ABC A MESSAGE: Remove Waterstreet from the QandA panel.
    Charles Waterstreet, lawyer, alleged sexual harasser, and inspiration for the TV show 'Rake', can not be given a platform on the February 15th Q&A Panel discussing #MeToo. It is deeply inappropriate for him to be on a panel discussing #MeToo - a movement dedicated to detailing and validating women's experiences of sexual harassment. Read more here: https://newmatilda.com/2017/10/24/real-rake-barrister-charles-waterstreet-showed-masturbation-video-law-student-job-interview/
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    Created by Tiarne Crowther
  • Q&A - No Platform for Misogyny.
    It is inappropriate for a renowned misogynist and alleged sexual harasser to be on a panel discussing #MeToo - a movement dedicated to detailing and validating women's experiences of sexual harassment. Waterstreet was accused last year of showing a video of himself with other women performing a sexual act, to a 21-year-old law student, who was applying for a paralegal position. Two other women have come forward since the story broke, with similar stories. Australia is not immune from Weinstein-style sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, and the #MeToo campaign demonstrates that rampant sexism is very much alive and well throughout the community. Not only is it baffling that any man would be given the opportunity to explain to women what sexual harassment is, the fact that such a well known harasser of women is given a platform is disgusting. As our national broadcaster, the ABC must do better. We need to elevate the voices of public survivors and survivor advocates. Their lived experiences need to be heard on this panel. Read more in today's Guardian here: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jan/24/deeply-inappropriate-charles-waterstreet-to-appear-on-qa-metoo-episode
    2,179 of 3,000 Signatures
    Created by Tiarne Crowther
  • Prime Minister: it's educators who need a pay rise. Not your staffers.
    Early childhood educators are paid just half the national average wage. Our work is undervalued for one reason: 97% of educators are women. Our job is seen as “women’s work”. We’re told we should do it for the love of it, but love doesn’t pay the bills. Educating children is one of the most important jobs imaginable, we are setting children up for their future. We deserve respect and fair pay. It’s time to value every child by valuing every educator. We are DONE with asking nicely. Malcolm Turnbull has until Thursday 1 February to support equal pay, or we will escalate our campaign with nation-wide walk offs.
    780 of 800 Signatures
    Created by Sam Leaver
  • Save reproductive choice in Tasmania
    It’s 2018 and Tasmanians deserve access to safe and legal reproductive health services without needing to shoulder the burden of traveling interstate to do so. The Tasmanian Liberal Government was warned that the last healthcare service in Tasmania offering affordable surgical abortion procedures would be closing. Three services offering the procedure closed during his term. He chose to do nothing. His inaction is an action in itself. He must put aside his personal anti-choice views to do his job and provide public access to the safe and legal healthcare services that Tasmanians need.
    1,617 of 2,000 Signatures
    Created by EMILY's List Australia Picture
  • It's Time to Bind!
    One third of all women and people with reproductive abilities in Australia will have an abortion in their lifetime, and over 80 per cent of Australians believe that women should have the right to choose. Access to abortion is vital to our communities, and remains one of the single greatest ways to reduce the economic and social inequality Labor aims to address. If members of parliament truly wish to serve their communities, they should support legal, safe, affordable, accessible abortion services. To get in touch with Labor for Choice e-mail [email protected]
    858 of 1,000 Signatures